Photo of 2015 MKS courtesy of Lincoln.

Photo of 2015 MKS courtesy of Lincoln.

Lincoln plans to cease production of the full-size sedan, which shares its platform with the Ford Taurus, in 2016, several media outlets including USA Today are reporting.

The automaker's Chicago Assembly Plant will continue to produce the Taurus, Ford Explorer and their police versions.

The Lincoln MKS has been sold to the chauffeured transportation industry in three different livery-related packages.

Craig Hall, fleet marketing manager for the Ford/Lincoln Limousine & Livery Vehicles program, told LCT today that the MKS sedan will be replaced by the 2016 Lincoln-Continental around May 2016.